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Esquire Motel

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Bedroom Unit 2
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Beautiful Doubtless Bay
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4.5
#2 of 3 small hotels in Mangonui
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Under new management since mid-2016, this motel is now firmly classified as being in the Four Star Plus market. Come and enjoy your stay with us at the Esquire Motel. Situated the heart of the Mangonui waterfront and village, we offer two spacious, comfortable, clean and self-contained suites sitting just above the sparkling waters of the Mangonui Harbour. Enjoy a quiet evening viewing the delights of this historic town or popping into one of the various eateries or bars. Or just relax and take in the exquisite views from your unit. Wake up to a glorious sunrise and enjoy a short stroll to have breakfast in one of the local cafes. Walk the Heritage Trails, go for a swim or take advantage of the many activities our area has to offer. Cape Reinga is within easy reach, as is a fishing trip. We can arrange the Tours and have the contacts. Come and experience the fish splashing, the sting-rays hunting, the dolphins cruising, just metres away from your front window. Absolute magic.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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Paul B wrote a review Jan 2020
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand28 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful surprise.
We were greeted by Steve the owner and escorted to ur room. It was very spacious with a seperate bedroom at the back. The whole place was exceptionally clean. And what a view. Steve is a wonderful host with just the right amount of interaction.
Thanks a lot. We hope to be back sometime soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Both rooms are great. With great views.
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Jandrew1727 wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid a quick trip to Mangonui and stayed as Esquire Motel. Immaculately clean accommodation. Spacious and with a great view over the water. Easy stroll down to the eateries along the waterfront. Friendly, efficient reception by Santa himself! And his local kbowledge was huge & his dining recommendations were spot on. Could easily have stayed longer - will certainly return & do just that!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KiwiRanger1960 wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Old school small complex in a top spot immediately adjacent to the harbour. Also just a gentle stroll to the local shops, restaurants etc. Roomy and well maintained, very relaxing vibe due to the close proximity of the water. Steve is a great host and a genuine character.
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 21 Feb 2017
Great feedback KiwiRanger, much appreciated. Hope to see you back sooner rather than later. Cheers, Steve
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annatantau wrote a review Dec 2016
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We drove into Mangonui on Guy Fawkes night and luckily stopped at the first motel we came across. The managers Steven and Valerie were very welcoming even though it was late and we were delighted with the size and comfort of the unit. The views across the water are something else again, but it was the managers that made this place, nothing was too much trouble to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We will definately be back for a return stay at the Esquire Motel sometime. Thanks again Steven and Valerie!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 15 Dec 2016
Just happy to be of service. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to your re-visit. Cheers, Steve.
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DMcGibbon wrote a review Oct 2016
Auckland34 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dropped in here on spec after my original destination was booked out. The owners were very friendly owners and the views were great, so I booked up for another night. A great place just to chill out and relax.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 19 Oct 2016
Pleased that you enjoyed your short break.
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Megan L wrote a review Jun 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped in Mangonui to eat dinner on a rainy night during a road trip and decided to look for a place to stay to get out of the heavy rain. It was around 8pm and the owner attended to us right away and took us inside from the rain. She was interested in knowing about us and was pleasant to talk to. The room was clean and she walked us to the room. It was warm and the bed was comfortable. The room was also really spacious and similar pricing to the other motels in the area. Only negative thing is that the wifi wouldn't work. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 3 Jun 2015
Thank you Megan for the lovely comments about our little motel, Sorry that your Wifi wasn't working I was unawre of that and has been rectified. It was a pleasure meeting you and would love to see you again should you be back in the Far North. Mangonui is a magical place and awesome chance to relax.
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gavmountford wrote a review Dec 2013
London, United Kingdom63 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I would definitely recommend staying at Esquire Motel. Kathy and Jeff were nice hosts and went out of there way to help us. We borrowed their fishing rods and they gave us some bait for free. The apartment has everything you need and a comfortable bed. The only thing I would say is the decor could do with an update but the view of the harbour makes up for this.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brenda S wrote a review Oct 2012
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay every month at this motel and everytime my experience is brilliant. Clean and tidy and the views in the morning are to die for. There are only two rooms available so you need to book. This motel is right on the waterfront, next to a cafe and thai restuarant. You can even buy a lotto ticket while your there. It is 30 minuties to Kaitaia and a beautiful drive on long the coastline.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Chris_NZL wrote a review Dec 2017
New Zealand47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly relaxed hosts. Rooms clean and tidy, with a fantastic morning view. Bedroom is to the rear away from any road noise - not that there was much.
Shower pressure was a bit lacking but I would stay again - the position and hosts well and truly make up for it.
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 5 Dec 2017
Thanks for your great review. We'll certainly get that shower looked at and hope to see you here again. Cheers, Steve.
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Mervyn N wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Right on the waterfront to observe all the action. Very well presented older style motel unit with everything provided - even ice in the deep freeze. This seems to be a failing with most New Zealand accomodation units that ice is not available on hand when you arrive. Full marks to the Esquire. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay being handy to excellent restaurants and lovely views.Will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esquire M, Manager at Esquire Motel
Responded 15 Feb 2017
Thanks Mervyn, just glad to be of service. We aim to be comfortable, not corporate. Cheers, Steve.
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Paul B wrote a tip Jan 2020
Whangarei Heads, New Zealand28 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both rooms are great. With great views."
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elinor519 wrote a tip Mar 2015
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid mid summer, public holidays or weekends"
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Wingrove2 wrote a tip Mar 2015
New Plymouth, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great view of the bay from the lounge."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esquire Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Esquire Motel?
Nearby attractions include Butler Point Whaling Museum (0.9 km), Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (1.3 km), and Taipa Beach (6.3 km).
Is parking available at Esquire Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esquire Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Thai, Waterfront Cafe & Bar, and Fresh & Tasty.
Is Esquire Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Mangonui.
Are there any historical sites close to Esquire Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve (1.3 km).
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